- Hard-Coding Bias in Google ‘Algorithmic’ Search Results
I always thought that this is rather obvious, but some facts never hurt. I’m currently experimenting with using Duck Duck Go as my default search engine.
- Facebook ‘threatens’ web future
Tim Burners-Lee about Facebook, mobile apps, net neutrality and the future of the web.
- How much are startup options worth?
Some help on guesstimating the worth of your startup shares.
- Letting your mind wander is a major cause of unhappiness
Many religions and philosophies teach that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind and that we should learn to live in the moment. Now there’s some scientific evidence to back this up.
- The Mexican Drug War in One Lesson: Know Your Zetas!
Very interesting background information on the ongoing Mexican drug war.
- Kostenlose Zeitschriften für Wissenschaft und Forschung
A list of freely available science and research magazines (in German).
- VBS meets…Issei Sagawa
A half hour documentary on Japanese cannibal Iseei Sagawa. Not for the faint of heart, but very interesting.
- 15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics
- Rails for Zombies
A new take on programming tutorials, E nvy Labs’ Rails for Zombies consists of videos, slides and labs. It’s entirely browser-based, including the exercises, so you don’t even have to install Ruby or Rails on your own machine.
- Brian Beckman: Don’t fear the Monad
Great introduction to Monads